publication

noun
pub·​li·​ca·​tion | \ ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce publication (audio) \

Definition of publication

1 : the act or process of publishing
2 : a published work

Examples of publication in a Sentence

The company specializes in the publication of dictionaries. She has a very impressive list of publications.

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Arizona officials did not respond to multiple requests for comment for the publication and Richardson was not available for comment. Emily Caron, SI.com, "Former Arizona Assistant Book Richardson Paid $40K for Player's Eligiblity," 11 Sep. 2019 The following was condensed and edited for publication. Chris Byrd, Washington Post, "How the surveillance state, loss of intimacy, and Metroid inspired Sam Barlow’s ‘Telling Lies’," 29 Aug. 2019 In the paper, accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal, the researchers outline this new weird world. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "This Exoplanet Has the Weirdest Orbit We've Ever Seen," 27 Aug. 2019 The observations were included in a study that has been accepted for publication in the Astronomical Journal. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter's colorful appearance," 23 Aug. 2019 The group is preparing more recent numbers for publication. Greg Miller, Science | AAAS, "Three suicide prevention strategies show real promise. How can they reach more people?," 22 Aug. 2019 And Soto, who split time as a kid between East Dallas and Michoacán, Mexico, already has a book-length work of poetry scheduled for publication by Deep Vellum in 2020. Dan Singer, Dallas News, "Three Dallas poets plan reading at Deep Vellum, as publisher sends their latest works to press," 8 Aug. 2019 The district did not have financial data ready for publication, according to a spokesperson for the Alabama State Department of Education. al, "Here’s how much each Alabama school spent on students," 5 Aug. 2019 Indeed, Loeb’s article was approved for publication in mere days. Diane Peters, Quartz, "The scientists searching for alien life aren’t very popular in science," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of publication

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for publication

Middle English publicacioun, from Middle French publication, from Latin publication-, publicatio, from publicare, from publicus public

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publication

noun

English Language Learners Definition of publication

: the act or process of producing a book, magazine, etc., and making it available to the public
: a book, magazine, etc., that has been printed and made available to the public
: the act of printing something (such as an article or photograph) in a magazine, newspaper, etc.

publication

noun
pub·​li·​ca·​tion | \ ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce publication (audio) \

Kids Definition of publication

1 : the act or process of producing (a printed work) and selling it to the public
2 : a printed work (as a book or magazine) made for sale or distribution

publication

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Legal Definition of publication

1 : the act or process of publishing
2 : a published work

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